I’m constantly surprised and in awe of the talented and amazing people I have met since I started working on this website. I’m realising more and more, the creative talent in Brisbane is strong and continually growing.
A sustainable kitchen and bathroom in Newmarket
Druce Davey is one such creative talent and he is the brains trust and designer behind Greener Kitchens and Bathrooms. I have long held an interest in sustainable and eco-friendly design principles since I studied it a few years ago and it’s fascinating to learn about new advances in the industry. One of the best things about sustainable design is that it doesn’t always have to be a new, innovative product – it can be as inexpensive and simple as a builder finding reclaimed VJ boards under his house. Which is exactly what happened at this home in Newmarket….
The beauty of this kitchen is that while the creation has been entirely sustainable, by using reclaimed timber, it’s also adaptable if the owner tires of the multi-coloured boards, they can be easily sanded and painted to create a fresh, new look.
The bathroom in this home also received treatment from Druce with a sleek design.
The monochromatic theme is anchored by the stunning black bath. It is such a strong statement, but yet looks completely at home in this bathroom when complemented by the amazing floor tiles. The timber wall is an original part of the cottage and the new addition of the display boxes provide some soft warmth and a contrast from the black and white.
To see more of Druce’s work, check out his website and this Ashgrove home where he designed the kitchen and a clever little nook. I haven’t had the chance to be overly sustainable in my renovation, though we did manage to save some old floors, salvage window latches and door handles (and we recycle and compost religiously!). I always try to seek out alternative and more eco-friendly solutions for my home.
Have you used any sustainable practices in your home design or renovation? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.